JLM Provisional Class Project: Read20 Book Patrol

Provisional Bus Tour Part II                                                                     Contributed by Lane Cross, JLM Provisional

Last week, you had the opportunity to read about the Provisional Bus Tour experience from one of our Provisional Members, Lane Cross. In Part II of her experience, she is calling all Junior League of Memphis (JLM) members to help support the 2015-2016 JLM Provisional Class Project, the Read20 Book Patrol.

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JLM Provisionals take a quick break for a photo during the Provisional Bus Tour

Read20 Book Patrol is an initiative created by Tennessee’s First Lady, Crissy Haslam. The Read20 program encourages kids to read at least 20 minutes a day, and the new twist on the program is giving books to police officers to hand out on their rounds.

The task of the JLM is to implement this program in Memphis. To kick start our project, the JLM recently received a donation of books from Literacy Mid-South. Our first event surrounding this project is the Mid-South Book Fest. It will be held Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Cooper Street near Overton Square. Shoppers can browse for books, mingle with authors, enjoy kid’s activities and visit festival vendors. Food trucks will also be on site.

Provisional members from the JLM will be on-hand collecting book donations during the book fest. This is a great opportunity for the community to learn more about the JLM’s collaboration with the Read20 Book Patrol, and to donate new or used books.
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2015-2016 Junior League of Memphis Provisional Members 

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